HEC revised BS, BCom Curriculum
BS and BCom (Hons), a four-year degree programme
Islamabad, Apr 10: The Higher Education Commission has revised and
upgraded the curriculum of BS and BCom (Hons), a four-year degree
National Curriculum Revision Committee (NCRC) of
the HEC thoroughly revised the scheme of studies in commerce. New
courses have also been included in the curriculum.
committee realigned the course contents to modern needs by including
both Commerce and Social Sciences subjects for overall professional and
character development of the students. Commerce courses have been
classified as core and specialised, besides supporting courses in
Social Sciences and Humanities.
The committee appreciated the
efforts of the HEC for arranging regular meetings for revision of
curricula in the larger interest of the academic needs of the country.
The participants expressed the hope that this practice will continue
with a view to bringing the subjects at par with the international
The participants represented the academicians and
professors from universities as well as professionals from industry and
In his remarks, HEC Adviser (Academics) Mohammad Javed
Khan emphasized the need for standardised curricula for all HEC
recognised universities and institutions for quality education and
uniformity at national level.
He said that in order to
compete with the international universities, it was essential to
introduce four-year integrated BS/BCom (Hons) programme. "It will
facilitate our students to continue higher education abroad and compete
for international job market," he added.
included Dr Mujahid Ali, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan; Prof
Dr. Anwar Ali Shah, University of Sindh, Jamshoro; Dr Qais Aslam,
University of Central Punjab, Lahore; Dr S.M. Amir Shah, Allama Iqbal
Open University, Islamabad; Malik Mohammad Hayat, University of
Sargodha; Prof. Dr. Lutuf Ali Phulpoto, Shah Abdul Latif University,
Khairpur; Prof. Nadeem Ayaz, Rawalpindi; Mrs Dilshad Zafar, University
of Karachi; Safiullah Khan, Kohat University of Science and Technology;
Syed Hamid Ali Shah, University of Peshawar; Prof. Zafarullah Khan
Buttar, Islamabad; Mushtaq Madraswala, ICMAP, Karachi and Ms Ayesha
Shoukat, Islamia University, Bahawalpur.
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Peshawar University reopens
Peshawar: The University of Peshawar (UoP) and its sister
colleges on the campus will reopen on Saturday after remaining closed
for 20 days.
However, the University of Engineering and
Technology (UET) and Khyber Medical University (KMU) will remain closed
till further orders, while the Agricultural University (AUP) will open
on April 12. This was decided on Friday in the meeting of the UoP
campus coordination committee.
The meeting was held with
acting Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mohammad Iqbal in the chair. The meeting
was also attended by UET VC Imtiaz Gilani, VC Agricultural University
Said Khan Khalil and VC Islamia College University Ajmal Khan.
The authorities concerned had close down all educational institutions
on the UoP campus on March 19 after the death of a UET student sparked
riots and clashes between rival students factions.
the meeting, Dr Iqbal said that UoP and other colleges on the campus
would reopen on Saturday along with their hostels. He said that as per
the directives of the chancellor, all the students would submit a fresh
affidavit pledging not to take part in any sort of political
Provost of UoP Prof Dr Bashir said that a
complete clean-up operation against the different student federations
had already been conducted in all the boys hostels. To stop the entry
of outsiders into hostels, he said, the administration had introduced
identification cards for students. The colour of card of every hostel
was different from others and the students were required to keep them
all the time so as to avoid inconvenience.
Vice-Chancellor Mohammad Ajmal Khan told the meeting that Islamia
College University had already been opened from April 5 and no
disturbance on part of the students was reported.
Imtiaz Gilani said that the administration was not in a position to
reopen the university. "We will analyse the situation after reopening
of UoP and AUP. If the situation remained normal, the decision
regarding reopening of UET will be taken," he said. Dawn
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Professors reject Pay and Pension Committee report
Islamabad: Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association (PPLA) Rawalpindi Division has rejected the report of Pay and Pension Committee.
PPLA Mohammad Ilyas Qureshi and General Secretary Rauf Ahmad Shah
demanded that college teachers should be considered as government
They said that college teachers were enjoying the
status of government servants. They must not be treated as separate
entity on the directive of World Bank and International Monetary Fund
(IMF). They said, "They have informed Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani
as well as Chairman Pay and Pension Committee about their reservations
in writing." The college teachers can give a protest call in case they
are deprived of their rights, they said.
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Information Week at Riphah University ends
Islamabad: People have lots of information available in the form
of books, internet, nature, technology and other sources but the need
of the time is that they should start filtering the pool of information
and extract the best to be utilised. In the current scenario,
information defines the modern age. Access to information should be
minimised in order to share it and get the best from it.
views were expressed by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Executive
Director Syed Sohail H. Naqvi who was the chief guest at the closing
ceremony of Information Week organised by the Riphah International
University here on Friday.
Information Week was observed to
enhance information literacy and virtual learning environment among
students, faculty and knowledge seekers.
Syed Sohail H. Naqvi
said that he was impressed to know that the Riphah International
University is having such a great mission of inculcation of Islamic
ethical values. He said "In every field of life we need to follow
ethics and Islamic ethical values can only shield us and show us the
right direction to follow and help us in achieving our goals."
Professor Dr. Anis Ahmed, vice chancellor of the Riphah International
University, said: "Beginning of our objectives starts with the closing
of our Information Week - how we will be able to carry with aims of the
event and share to apply our knowledge to bring the best use of the
information available to us."
Muhammad Farooq, director of the
Information Services Department of the university, highlighted the
activities of Information Week.
He said that an exhibition was
held on April 6 and 7 at the main university campus in Sector I-14, in
which booksellers, publishers, information providers, news agencies,
print & electronic media, cellular companies, FM radios and
educational institutions participated. The expo was formally
inaugurated by Federal Minister for Education Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali.
essay-writing competition among students and faculty members was
arranged on the topic of 'Libraries are the beating heart of the
nation' in English and Urdu. A seminar was also held on the 'Role of
information in public-police relationship'.
A number of
students, faculty members and senior officials from different
educational institutions of Islamabad and Rawalpindi visited the expo
and participated in activities of the week.
given to the exhibitors and prizes were awarded to winners of
essay-writing competition at the closing ceremony. Professor Dr. Anis
Ahmed presented the university's shield to the chief guest on the
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'Qiraat' & 'Naat' contests held at PMAS-AAUR
Rawalpindi: All Pakistan Inter-University 'Qiraat' and 'Naat'
Competitions were held at the Pir Mehr Ali Shah-Arid Agriculture
University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) auditorium here on Friday.
of fifteen universities participated in the competitions, including the
Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Fatima Jinnah Women
University, Rawalpindi, Federal Urdu University, Islamabad, Foundation
University, Government College University, Lahore, Islamia University,
Bahawalpur, Karakurum International University, National University of
Sciences and Technology, Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam,
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, University of Azad Jammu and
Kashmir, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, University
of Peshawar, University of the Punjab and the University of Veterinary
and Animal Sciences, Lahore.
In 'Qiraat' Competition, Afshan
Shaheen of Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, got first
position. Obaid Ullah of Government College University, Lahore, and
Hafiz Muhammad Tayyab of Punjab University obtained second and third
The judges of the 'Qiraat' Competition were Professor Muhammad Adnan, Qari Muhammad Kabir and Qari Abdul Kabir.
'Naat' Competition, Kamal Rasool of Agriculture University, Faisalabad,
obtained first position. Tasvar Zaman Baber of Peshawar University and
Ghulam Mohyuddin of Punjab University came second and third
The judges of the 'Naat' Competition were Qari
Muhammad Shahzad, Professor Syed Ijaz Hussain Shah and Muhammad Hanif
Professor Dr. Khalid Mahmood Khan, vice chancellor
of the PMAS-AAUR, was the chief guest at 'Qiraat' and 'Naat'
Competitions. A large number of faculty members and students were
present on the occasion.
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Distinction in Middle Standard Examination
Rawalpindi: Naveed Gohar secured first
position in Government Islamia High School No. 2 by obtaining 631 marks
in the Middle Standard Examination 2010, says a press release. The
school administration arranged a ceremony in honour of Naveed Gohar.
Senior Head Master Mehr Shoukat Ali Naseer, school staff and and
parents attended the ceremony. The news
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